[XeTeX] fontspec and XeTeX svn rev. 375

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Sep 28 14:46:14 CEST 2006

On Sep 28, 2006, at 8:32 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> This seems fragile, as (if I understand correctly) it is setting a
> fixed length based on whatever happens to be the current font at this
> point while your preamble is being processed -- not necessarily the
> font you'll actually be using for the main text, or for the footnote.
> So it might be affected in unexpected ways by the packages you're
> loading, their relative order, etc.

An interesting point, one which I think Peter Wilson noted in his  
memoir documentation.

Is it acceptable to call ``\normalfont''after making a font  
declaration in the preamble?

I've often thought that the whole LaTeX preamble concept needed to be  
tidied up and formalized somewhat --- is there something on LaTeX3  
regarding this which I've missed?


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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